United Imaging gets FDA nod for total-body PET/CT unit
January 22, 2019 -- Shanghai-based United Imaging Healthcare said it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for uExplorer, a total-body PET/CT scanner developed in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Davis.  Discuss
AI can identify, triage abnormal chest x-rays
January 22, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to accurately identify chest radiographs that contain abnormal findings, enabling automated triage of these exams so they can be interpreted sooner by radiologists, U.K. researchers reported in a study published online January 22 in Radiology.  Discuss
Few artifacts from CT eye shields affect diagnosis
January 22, 2019 -- Giving patients eye shields to protect the eye lens from radiation during CT scans resulted in some image artifacts, but these rarely affected exam interpretation, according to research published online January 15 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How medical imaging can accelerate drug development
January 22, 2019 -- It can take 15 years to get a drug candidate from the lab to approval. Could medical imaging speed up that process? Olga Kubassova, PhD, of Image Analysis Group explains how imaging modalities such as MRI, CT, and PET are helping to track biomarkers in clinical studies, potentially bringing lifesaving therapies to patients more quickly.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering enhances pelvic CT bone evaluation
January 21, 2019 -- Researchers from Thailand used cinematic rendering to enhance the visualization of pelvic bone CT scans, enabling radiologists and osteologists to identify key features for age estimation without invasive preparation, according to an article recently published in Forensic Science International.  Discuss
Men greatly outnumber women in academic nuclear medicine
January 21, 2019 -- The underrepresentation of women in academic diagnostic radiology has had a ripple effect in nuclear medicine, where men outnumber women by almost 6-to-1 in professorial and leadership positions in the U.S. and Canada, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Breast MRI helps guide DCIS treatment
January 21, 2019 -- Breast MRI -- along with tests that characterize breast cancer genes -- can help guide treatment for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a study published online January 17 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Blended learning for sonography: Lessons I learned
January 18, 2019 -- Blended learning may be all the rage in education, but this format, which combines online and in-classroom education, can have pitfalls as well. Learn what happened when sonography educator Casey Davis created a blended learning program at her school.  Discuss
The true cost of downtime in radiology
January 18, 2019 -- Nobody likes downtime in radiology. But in addition to causing annoyance and disruption, system outages can cost the average hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, according to Kyle Henson. That means it's more important than ever to perform proactive monitoring to ensure your system doesn't go down in the first place.  Discuss
How AI will become an integral part of standard care
January 17, 2019 -- The current medical landscape for artificial intelligence (AI) allows for early adopters to embrace AI innovation with ease, yet it has left the majority of medical institutions struggling to catch up. Elad Walach and Dr. Carl Aschkenasi examine what needs to happen for AI to become an integral part of the standard of care.  Discuss
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